The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is now open to all visitors six days per week from 11am to 5pm (except on Mondays). For more information about access to the Vassar campus please consult VassarTogether.

Ludger tom Ring, the Younger (attributed to), The Open Missal, mid-sixteenth century


Summer Reading: The Recreation of Language in Twentieth-Century Art

8 pages with 17 color illustrations
Exhibition June 29-September 16, 2001
Price: $5.00

About the publication
To read is an optical act; to see well, a form of literacy. These fundamental modernist insights, embodied at the turn of the century in the late poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé and in early cubist art, inaugurated a cultural epoch that would be marked by the vigorous, vibrant mutual "recreation" of word and image by artists and writers from throughout the world.

Drawn from the collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and fourteen lenders, the exhibition Summer Reading brought together paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, collages, books and book-objects, poet-artist collaborations, comic strips, and more by over 50 major figures, ranging from René Magritte to Cy Twombly, Saul Steinberg to Marcel Duchamp, Jenny Holzer to Ed Ruscha, Guillaume Apollinaire to Xu Bing. This full-color brochure features a critical essay by curator Joel Smith and a complete checklist of the exhibition.

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The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave
Vassar College
Box 703
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-00703

(845) 437-5237

Public Hours

Tuesday 11am–5pm
Wednesday 11am–5pm
Thursday 11am–5pm
Friday 11am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 11am–5pm


Please note that all visitors are asked to wear masks in the galleries.


Admission is free and open to all. All galleries are wheelchair accessible.


Parking is on Raymond Avenue only. Please enter via the Pavilion immediately inside the Archway entrance to the campus.

Students & Faculty

Consult the Teaching & Learning section of the VassarTogether page for information about visiting the Loeb during the week.

Please note that weekend hours are restricted to the general public only.


The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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